Duke, Benfield Exchange Vows
Amy Ellen Duke and Jason Allan Benfield were married Sept. 6 in an outdoor wedding at Mountain Magnolia Inn in Hot Springs, N.C.
The Rev. Erik Christensen, who attended seminary with the bride, officiated. The 5:30 p.m. ceremony included the Quaker tradition of silent meditation and testimonies. Several witnesses to the marriage spoke or sang during that period.
In addition, the couple had a traditional Quaker marriage certificate, which everyone attending the wedding signed. The community of witnesses vowed to support and care for the couple as individuals and as a unit.
The bride is the...